Local Concerns: The Mekong under threat
I was born and brought up in a hilltribe village at the foot of Doi Mae Salong in Chiang Rai. My mother was a teacher and social worker. My father was head of the hilltribe welfare unit.
A fisherman near the site of the proposed Xayaburi dam in Paksey, northern Laos. The hydropowered dam will cause damage to local fisheries downstream of the Mekong River and adversely affect large numbers of people. PIANPORN DEETES
When I was about to study Grade 8, I followed my mother and her staff to visit fellow social workers in Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary.
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